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Va. Tech female kicker can't make cut

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11:03 AM ET 04.01 | When Lauren Luttrell first tried out to be a place kicker for the Virginia Tech football team last fall, it was a way for her to appease her boss at Famous Dave's Barbeque in Fredericksburg. But by the time her second tryout arrived Saturday morning, Luttrell was so determined to make the squad that she would set up trash cans and a band director's staircase as a makeshift goal post in order to practice. Despite her best efforts, Luttrell's quest to become the first female place kicker in school history fell short during a 10-person walk-on tryout on Virginia Tech's practice field. The freshman said she made seven of her eight field goals, but the coaching staff was looking for more power out of her kicks. Luttrell made her first four attempts off a tee to make it through the first round of the competition along with six others, but missed a 35-yard field goal from the left hash in the next round that ultimately eliminated her from contention. Three kickers will move on to Monday's practice for a final round of tryouts, where they will kick against live defenders.

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Frank Beamer, Icon SMI Frank Beamer, Icon SMI
April 1, 2012  11:16 AM ET

If American corporations ran CFB at least 53% of the kickers would be female.

April 1, 2012  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If American corporations ran CFB at least 53% of the kickers would be female.

And 100% of that 53% would be ugly.

April 1, 2012  04:43 PM ET
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And 100% of that 53% would be ugly.

Someone is friendless.

April 1, 2012  07:55 PM ET

As a Hokie fan, I'm proud of the young woman for trying out... but I'm also proud of the young men for not letting her beat them! (that could've been embarrassing)

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April 1, 2012  10:50 PM ET

I was sure 06 would have a spring break picture of this gal.

April 2, 2012  01:21 AM ET

Typical sexists. What did you expect out of Virginia Tech. Well besides getting shot in the head.

April 2, 2012  05:32 AM ET
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Typical sexists. What did you expect out of Virginia Tech. Well besides getting shot in the head.

So, not only are you stupid, but you have no class either.

 
April 2, 2012  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If American corporations ran CFB at least 53% of the kickers would be female.

yea, but it would mostly be chicks with big boobs....

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